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Mariazell Basilica, Mariazell
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  • Beautiful place and very interesting. Surprised me in terms of architectural beauty. The city and small but very cozy. I thrilled to watch the mass filled with devotion.
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  • Like every year, we stayed again with friends in Maria Zell to the advent season. A concert in the basilica was announced, really successful, but it is almost frozen. I do not understand why you can not a little heat, most of the other churches are not heated, only this impressive pilgrimage church!
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  • Basilica of beautiful and was the highlight of our Mariazellbesuches. Only one has the feeling of a hostile takeover of Hungary auchda, because you can hear inside and outside almost only Hungarian!
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  • Nestled high in the Alpine mountains of Austria, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariazell is the most-visited Marian shrine in Central Europe, receiving about a million pilgrims each year. The basilica and shrine is located at the center of Mariazell, which is also a popular resort town, and its three west towers can be seen from around the city. The central tower is Gothic and was preserved from the 14th-century church; the two flanking Baroque towers were added in the 17th century. The Gothic portal with carved tympanum has also been preserved. Inside, the miraculous statue is housed in the Lady Chapel or Chapel of Miracles, which stands directly over the place where Magnus established his monastic cell in 1157. The statue is a small (48 cm tall) Romanesque wooden figure of the seated Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child. In the Baby's hands are an apple and a fig, calling to mind the Fall of Adam, but also Christ's redemption of mankind. Both Mary and Jesus are almost entirely covered in rich garments and wear golden, jewel-encrusted crowns. Pilgrims who have received a blessing after praying to Our Lady of Mariazell leave ex-votos (gifts "out of thanks") at the shrine. As a testament to Mariazell's great popularity, the ex-votos represent one of the greatest numbers of nationalities of any Catholic shrine.
  • Wonderful beautiful place with fascinating Basillica
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  • Every year again a new experience. Worth a visit!
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  • Simply just beautiful "green Styria"
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  • I was in this Basilica. It was wonderful. Visited with the mother General Edeltraut Wittmann, after prayer we went for a coffee with cream accompanied by the delicious apple strudel. I want to know if the Virgin is the Virgen del Rosario, or simply to remember the birth of the Virgin. Thank you.
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